View Poll Results: What is the longest you've gone between washes?

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  • I never wash (SO/preening/other)

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  • Over a year

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  • A few months

    7 6.80%
  • About a month

    11 10.68%
  • A few weeks

    23 22.33%
  • About a week

    53 51.46%
  • A few days

    9 8.74%
  • I have never gone a day without washing my hair!

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Thread: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

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    Default What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    Would love to see how long people can go! Personally, I start to get itchy and horrible after more than 5 days, so a week has been my longest.
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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    10 days - though I prefer to wash once or twice a week.
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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    12 days due to hot oil treatments. My scalp was itchy and the shedding was insane. Never doing that again. The norm is every 5 days.
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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    8 or 9 days was my maximum when I had a more easygoing scalp and I used to wash once a week.
    Now I wash twice a week.
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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    Just under 3 weeks.. and it still wasn’t greasy or itchy scalp, but I thought I’d better wash it! Mine gets drier the longer I go in between washes. Usually I wash (WO) and oil it every 1-2 weeks.

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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    Two months.


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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    I've gone a month or two as a child.

    In the recent years, 10 days is my record.
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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    I had a brief stint with WO so I put a few months. I generally don't go more than 2 weeks because my scalp gets itchy, and I try to aim for once a week.

    I hate washing my hair or even getting it wet (very lazy and its such a chore) so if I could go longer I probably would. But my skin won't have it anymore.
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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    A week has been my longest, but that's really pushing it. I don't like going more than about 3 days without shampoo.

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    Default Re: What is the longest you've gone without washing your hair?

    I only shampoo once a week but I CO once or twice and WO at least once during the week. One time I went the whole week with no in-between rinses and I was miserable with an itchy, oily scalp. My max now with no water on my scalp is about 4 days.
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